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Electronic resources: Johann Adolph Scheibe (1706–1776) – A descriptive catalogue of his works

The following has reached us from Peter Hauge (Royal Danish Library): For the first time ever a detailed descriptive catalogue of Johann Adolph Scheibe's works has been published as a database. Scheibe was very productive, not only as a composer – ranging from large-scale cantatas and oratorios...

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New at RISM: RISM B/I (Recueils imprimés XVIe Siècles) Version 2.0 - A Report from the Central Office

Longtime RISM users know that expanded entries from series B/I (printed anthologies, covering the years 1500 to 1550) were added to the online catalog in 2015. Our student worker Martin Bierwisch has been working on revising these records since April of this year, funded through support from the...

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Events: 50th Anniversary of the Death of Otto Erich Deutsch

Otto Erich Deutsch (1883-1967), who died 50 years ago today, shares a common destiny with Ludwig von Köchel (1800-1877) and Anthony van Hoboken (1887-1983): he is remembered largely thanks to a thematic catalog. Even more connects Deutsch with Hoboken: from 1926 to 1935 Deutsch was the librarian of...

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Events: 2017/11: The Collaborative Project on Chinese Music Resources 2017 Annual Meeting and the RISM Cataloging Workshop are inaugurated at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music

The following has reached us from TSENG Tzu-Chia of the RISM-Chinese Language Region working group: The annual meeting of the Collaborative Project on Chinese Music Resources and the International Workshop on Repatriation: History and Significance of Early Sound Recordings Made in China took...

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New at RISM: One Year of Muscat

Muscat has been in use by the wider RISM community for one year! One year ago, RISM released its specialized cataloging program for describing musical sources to RISM contributors worldwide. Muscat provides users with a web-based, platform-independent program that can be used to describe music...

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Events: First German Performance of Matthias Pernsteiner's "Missa posta in musica"

On Sunday, 26 November 2017, a traditional church concert will take place at St. Philippus' in Munich (Westendstr. 249, 80686 Munich). A highlight of the concert will be the first German performance of a mass in E-flat by Matthias Pernsteiner (1795-1851). From 1822 to 1823, Pernsteiner was the...

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Events: The 250th Birthday of Bernhard Heinrich Romberg

Bernhard Heinrich Romberg (baptized 13 November 1767, Dinklage – 13 August 1841, Hamburg) was a German cellist and composer.Bernhard Romberg played in concerts in Münster at the young age of seven together with his cousin who was the same age, Andreas Romberg (1767–1821), who played violin. They...

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New at RISM: A small clutch of Schreivogel manuscripts

Thanks to a recent article by Michael Talbot, the RISM database has a nice, small collection of seven works by Johann Friedrich Schreivogel (born ca. 1690, fl. 1707–1749). Schreivogel's known works consist of two, maybe three sonatas and three concertos at the Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats-...

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Events: Musicologists, Muscat, and Mexico

RISM was invited to the conference "Celebración y Sonoridad en Hispanoamérica (Siglos XVI-XIX): Homenaje a José López-Calo," which took place last month from 4-6 October in Morelia, Mexico. The conference was organized by the Centro Cultural de la UNAM, the Escuela Nacional de Estudios...

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Events: 500 Years of the Protestant Reformation

Reformation Day is celebrated by Protestants and is an important religious holiday in German-speaking countries. In Germany and Austria, October 31 marks the beginning of the Protestant Reformation by Martin Luther. The first Sunday in November is celebrated as Reformation Sunday in...

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